Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Melbourne Zoo in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Queenie  dead elephant


Local id Number 190201
ASMP nr5


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1900 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1945-06-22
Death reason: killed: food shortage
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Melbourne Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

1902-03-03Melbourne Zoo
Record history
History of updates2023-08-24

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Queenie is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1945-06-22 at Melbourne Zoo, in Australia, . Official death reason described as food shortage.


Queenie was born wild 1900.

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The most famous elephant of the Royal Melbourne Zoological Park, Queenie, arrived in 1902 and gave rides for more than forty years until she killed a keeper in 1944 (possibly by accident). The following year she was put down by zoo management due to a food shortage stemming from World War II. In 1962, the zoo discontinued elephant rides.

Her story is recounted in Corinne Fentons 2006 childrens book "Queenie: One Elephants Story."

Presented by FS Grimwade.

Records about Queenie from Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2011)
5 F ~ 1900 UNK UNK INDIA ~ 1900 NONE Birth QUEENIE
MELBOURNE 3 Mar 1902 190201 Transfer
22 Jun 1945 Death
[Death by: Unknown means]
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Queenie, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2057. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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